To do. To do. To do again. To begin. To begin. To begin again. And again. New habit formed? Yes? No? Maybe tomorrow?
Planning is a big deal when embarking on a project, a mission, a bucket list event, a large purchase, and so forth.
An achievement is a goal well planned and pursued.
In the professional world, we have all kinds of planning tools on our various devices. I use all those. But I still use paper.
Whether planners on paper or on devices, somehow we end up with a list.
College professors say there are goal oriented people who can multitask and reach said destination on time, then there are task oriented people who are more suited for the hyperfocal.
All approaches are useful.
In both cases, the common denominator is the pursuit of meeting what is expected.
Pursue. Focus. Move toward. Put some labor to the matter at hand. Make it a point. Etc.
The holidays are almost upon us, and already my calendar is filling up. My goal every year is to find the holy and sacred in every day, every gathering, every place.
I have not mapped out my plan yet. That is part of what I am doing today.
In the midst of work and home, church and family, shopping and cleaning, writing and reading, decorating and cooking, the rush .. will give way to hush once in a while .. usually late at night as the lights on the tree twinkle and my mind does a replay of all I have done and need to do.
And I think of goals and dreams, and how the New Year follows Christmas. What do I want to accomplish?
Professionally, personally, spiritually?
An inventory is necessary. A list will be made.
But no goal is reached until I put my feet to the matter, or mind, or hands to create or type, or resolve that today, not tomorrow, is the day to create my best “now.”